Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust

The mission of the Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust is to preserve the natural areas, scenic beauty, and green spaces of the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau for the enjoyment and benefit of the public. 

How we Work
A land trust works privately with property owners who have a deep love for their land and want to protect it from intrusive development. Some of the ways we conserve natural areas are through:

  • Fee simple donations of land to be owned and protected by the land trust forever
  • Conservation easements in which property owners donate certain development rights to the land trust forever, while retaining ownership
  • Bargain sales of property to the land trust at a reduced price.
  • All these protection methods may bring considerable tax benefits to property owners.

 The Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust exists to help property owners and their community save something they love Please contact us to learn how you can leave a natural legacy for the future.

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Contact Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust

Contact Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust

Gary Wein, Ph.D
Executive Director
348 South 5th Street
PO Box 1703
Highlands, North Carolina  28741-1703
Phone: 828-526-1111
Fax: (828) 526-0066


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • North Carolina